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Forest Laboratories Inc (NYSE:FRX)
Net Margin
4.95% (As of Mar. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Forest Laboratories Inc's net income for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $54 Mil. Forest Laboratories Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,092 Mil. Therefore, Forest Laboratories Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 4.95%.

FRX' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -8.41   Max: 27.7
Current: 4.52

-8.41
27.7
FRX's Net Marginis ranked higher than
69% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. FRX: 4.52 )

Definition

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Forest Laboratories Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Mar. 2014 )/Revenue (A: Mar. 2014 )
=165.31/3646.899
=4.53 %

Forest Laboratories Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=54.084/1092.278
=4.95 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company’s profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


Related Terms

Net Income, Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Selling, General, & Admin. Expense, Research & Development, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Interest Expense, Non-Recurring Items, Tax Expense


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Forest Laboratories Inc Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
netmargin 26.5523.9213.1925.2319.5716.2723.6821.35-1.044.53

Forest Laboratories Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
netmargin 23.0218.256.732.73-21.455.582.798.182.044.95
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